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Family Films

1. Mary Poppins DVD # 2615

Mary Poppins is a kind of Super-nanny who flies in with her umbrella in response to the request of the Banks children and proceeds to put things right with the aid of her rather extraordinary magical powers before flying off again. IMDb

2. Peter Pan DVD # 2614

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland. Wendy and her brothers join Peter and the Lost Boys in an exhilarating life–free of grown-up rules–while also facing the inevitable showdown with Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates. IMDb

3. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe DVD # 799

Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion. IMDb

4. Hugo DVD # 2810

Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. IMDb

5. Matilda DVD # 2316

Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable. IMDb

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New Comedy Movies

1.   To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar DVD # 2766

This movie is about three drag queens, Vida, Noxeema, and Chi Chi, traveling across the country  to Hollywood. Everything starts out great until their car breaks down in a small town. The three try to make the best of the situation by bringing life into the town and its annual strawberry festival. IMDb

2.  Rango DVD # 2738

This movie is about Rango, an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff. IMDb

3. Bridesmaids DVD # 2747

Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride’s best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. IMDb

4. The Men Who Stare at Goats DVD # 2182

A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army’s New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions. IMDb

5. Win Win DVD # 2736

A struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach’s chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he’s double-crossed comes into his life. IMDb

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New Drama Films

1. The Help DVD # 2774

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maid’s point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. IMDb

2. The Tree of Life DVD # 2780

The eldest son of a 1950s-era Midwestern family sets out on an existential journey that leads him to question his faith while seeking the answers to life’s most challenging mysteries. Meanwhile, as Jack’s innocence slowly erodes, his turbulent relationship with his father becomes the specter that hangs over his every thought and action. Fandango

3. Blood Done Sign My Name DVD # 2803

A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the acquittal. IMDb

4. The Lovely Bones DVD 2449

Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal. IMDb

5. I Can Do Bad All By Myself DVD # 2734

When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of Raymond, her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with the kids. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Columbian immigrant looking for work, moves into April’s basement room. Making amends for his own troubled past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. And April soon realizes she must make the biggest choice of her life: between her old ways with Raymond and the new possibilities of family, faith … and even true love. IMDb

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New Films Available in McCain Library

Are you curious about what new films that we have in the library? Well, check out the top five new movies available.

  1. Midnight in Paris-DVD # 2773   IMDb
  2. The Lincoln Lawyer-DVD # 2737   IMDb
  3. Rango-DVD # 2738   IMDb
  4. Ju-on-DVD # 2759   IMDb
  5. Super 8-DVD # 2767   IMDb
  6. The Help-DVD # 2774 IMDb
  7. The Tree of Life-DVD # 2780 IMDb
  8. The Honeydripper-DVD # 2790  IMDb
  9. I Can Do Bad All By Myself-DVD # 2734 IMDb
  10. Win Win-DVD # 2736 IMDb
  11. Bridemaids-DVD # 2747 IMDb
  12. To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar-DVD # 2766 IMDb
  13. Another Earth-DVD # 2768
  14. Hanna-DVD # 2801
  15. Blood Done Sign My name-DVD # 2803
  16. Hugo-DVD # 2810